To Art — or — Not to Art?

How is this even a question? Art is life.

MJ Blehart
Jun 26, 2020 · 5 min read

For you first

Nobody has asked me to write my blogs. I have chosen, of my own accord, to share thoughts on my process, as well as to explore other aspects of creating. It’s my choice to share the blogs I create on my website and Medium.

Art for profit

A lot of people consider art for profit a form of selling out. This has been the case in the music industry with regards to pop music and record labels controlling content. The same can be said for a lot of writing work. Many writers along the way had to work with publishers and demands for content. You see this a lot on TV and movies.

The author, MJ Blehart,in front of two monitors, at his desk working on a blog.
The author, MJ Blehart,in front of two monitors, at his desk working on a blog.
Photo by MJ Blehart — the writing blogging.

A plea for arts education

One of the most disheartening things I have seen over the years, especially as education shifts more to a focus on ludicrous standardized testing and constant budget battles, is the cutting of music and art from school programs.

“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.”

Pythagoras said,

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.”

Art is life. Art serves us on so very many levels. Whatever art you partake of — patron or creator — live your art. Do your art. And know that you are not alone in what you do. Keep striving to create amazing things.

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MJ Blehart

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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